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Reducing Land Degradation on the Highlands of Kilimanjaro Region: A Biogeographical Perspective

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Christine Noe*

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Department of Geography, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

ABSTRACT

In 2012, governments across the world adopted “The Future We Want” outcome document in Rio De Janeiro as a commitment to achieve a land-degradation-neutral world. This document reasserts the importance of sustainable land management in the top of the debates on sustainable development. This paper provides an overview of Tanzania’s preparedness towards achieving these global objectives. The paper is based on a keynote address which was presented in the conference on reducing land degradation on the highlands of Kilimanjaro Region in Tanzania. Using a biogeographical perspective, the paper assesses challenges of adopting programmatic approach to sustainable land management in Tanzania. It also presents some opportunities that exist through Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, which promote actions leading to coordination, mobilization and channeling of financial resources to assist member countries to coordinate and sustain sustainable land management projects.

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Sustainable Land Management, Bioregional Planning, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Noe, C. (2014) Reducing Land Degradation on the Highlands of Kilimanjaro Region: A Biogeographical Perspective. Open Journal of Soil Science, 4, 437-445. doi: 10.4236/ojss.2014.413043.

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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